The Heritage Crafts Association is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. Working in partnership with Government and key agencies, it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds, as well as individuals who care about the loss of traditional crafts skills, and works towards a healthy and sustainable framework for the future. Their aim is to support and promote heritage crafts as a fundamental part of our living heritage. For more information visit their website.
Mark Boyle has lived without money for three years and and writes and speaks about economics, localisation and ecological living. He is the author of The Moneyless Man and The Moneyless Manifesto, the latter of which is available to read for free online (click previous link).
I’m very much a lover of the seasons, and a believer that not embracing them can be detrimental to our health. Today I read an article on the MotherEarthLiving.com website which struck a chord with me as it encourages a mini human hibernation in Winter. It even explains Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which so many people appear to suffer with today, not so much due to a lack of sunlight, as a need to slow down in Winter that we deny ourselves. We expect ourselves to live in Winter, the same way as we would in Summer; and it’s not meant to be that way! I’m always telling people we should sleep more in Winter, and it seems I may be right. Here’s the article – A Long Winter’s Nap: How Hibernation Helps You